Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to a diverse student population. To fulfill this mission, Disability Services recognizes that all persons, regardless of ability, are an integral part of our community. Further, it is our goal to effectively collaborate with students, instructors, staff and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments.
How to register with Disability Services
Be admitted to Parkside and attend orientation
It is the student's responsibility to self-identify to CSD, provide documentation that meets documentation guidelines, and request specific services.
The majority of materials and registration is done online, but please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions and/or difficulties.
Complete online Accommodation Request Form
To request an accommodation, click the accommodation tab once logged in. To request an appointment, click the appointment tab once logged in.
Provide disability documentation
Read Documentation Guidelines that apply to your diagnosis. Forward these guidelines to the clinician providing your documentation.
Send DS any records of accommodations/services provided to you at any previous academic settings (e.g. IEP, Section 504 plan, college service plan, etc.) and any record of accommodations provided for any national standardized exams (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.). This documentation is helpful but not necessarily sufficient to determine eligibility for services.
NOTE: If you suspect you may have a disability but have never been diagnosed, see the documentation guidelines.
Schedule a preliminary meeting to discuss your needs
Current UW-Parkside students and students admitted to UW-Parkside can contact our front desk at 262-595-2372 to schedule an appointment with Disability Services. Make sure your disability documentation arrives at least a week prior to this appointment.
Until you are currently enrolled or admitted to UW-Parkside, you do not need to schedule an appointment.
Eligibility for services is determined
Students and Disability Services complete the meeting process. During this meeting the prospective student is encouraged to share their accommodation needs. Documentation may be reviewed and discussed during this meeting.
Eligibility for services is based on a combination of the student's description of need, the thoroughness of the disability documentation and documentation policies (see Disability Documentation Guidelines). If all eligibility requirements are met at this time, then, a verified individualized services and accommodations plan is written. If all requirements are not met, you will be advised on how to proceed.
You will be notified of your eligibility for services by mail or university email within sixty days of submitting appropriate documentation.
NOTE: Pending the receipt of appropriate documentation, the university reserves the right to deny services or accommodations.
Accommodation Plan developed and student receives Accommodation Plan
At your intake appointment you and your Disability Service Coordinator will discuss your documentation and need for accommodations. An Accommodation letter will be completed at this time if it was not completed in the preliminary meeting. Upon the completion of your letter, you will be eligible to receive services/accommodations.
You may also receive approval of accommodations through your Ranger email.
Student's accommodation letters are good for one year. After one year, the student will need to request a new accommodation letter. If a student's diagnosis changes or if the student would like to discuss additional accommodations, an appointment in necessary.
Temporary disabilities include, but are not limited to, broken limbs, burns, post-surgery recovery, and other similar conditions that temporarily impair or influence a student's ability to fully participate in academic activities.
The University is not obligated to provide accommodations to students with temporary, non-chronic impairments. However, timely and honest communication about the nature and length of the disability and the request for accommodations can often result in a positive solution.
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